Today’s Getting Going column by Jonathan Clements is about Why What You Have is Never Enough (free). One part of the article sounds EXACTLY like me:
If we buy the weekly groceries just after we’ve had lunch, we will shop much more selectively. The downside: A few days later, we will be staring unhappily into an empty refrigerator.
Ever done that before? I have!
Anyway, the article brought up a question that I would like to ask you:
I have to say that as I have gotten older, I have realized that “things” don’t really matter that much. I remember when I was a kid I LOVED Porsches. They were my absolute favorite car. I remember telling myself that someday I was going to have a Porsche. Well guess what, I’m 37 years old and I STILL don’t have a Porsche nor do I have the desire to go out and buy one. I would much rather have something that is much more practical. So, here’s a more mature list of what makes me happy:
1. Seeing my wife smile
2. Seeing my kids smile
3. Helping people
5. Going to church
6. Sitting around with my family, doing nothing
7. Watching the kids play (nicely)
It’s funny how most of them have nothing to do with money.